The Proper Way to Brush Your Teeth

Dental hygiene is an important part of our everyday lives. Not only do you want to make sure that you are brushing every day but you also want to make sure that you are brushing the right way. For children, this is just as important because the right time to establish proper brushing habits is as soon as possible. To make sure you and your children are properly brushing every day, be sure to use these tips.

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Use Toothpaste from the Start

While you do not want your children swallowing any toothpaste with fluoride it in, that does not mean you should not be using toothpaste with them. You can help to lessen this risk by using fluoride free toothpaste and using a small amount of toothpaste. You can gradually increase the amount of toothpaste they are using over time and as they get older but you do want to introduce toothpaste as soon as they have teeth. To help prevent swallowing, you should be helping your children brush their teeth until they are old enough to do it on their own.

Start Children’s Oral Hygiene Early

A lot of parents are unsure of when they should start this process with their children. As soon as teeth start coming in, you should be using a toothbrush with your children. Before that, you can help to keep their mouths clean by using a cloth to clean their gums. When you are choosing a toothbrush, make sure you choose a soft-bristled one and one meant for smaller mouths. You might even want to let your child choose their own toothbrush to make it a bit more fun.

When it comes to brushing teeth, many children are not a fan but it is a very important part of life and essential to keeping their teeth healthy. You want to make sure that they develop these healthy habits early and also keep any issues in check by going to the dentist regularly. If you are looking for a children’s dentist, be sure to reach out to us here at All Stars Pediatric Dentistry today.